Letter to the editor 1, May 14, 2020

Welcome back

Dear Editor,

This community should be very proud of itself.

It is needless to say that we are living an event that may go down in history as a pivotal moment of modern times. Even though it is an international challenge, I would like to take a moment to focus on our community.

Before this is over, in some way or another, we will all be touched by the effects of the pandemic. Yet, once again, the residents of Saint-Lazare have proven they have a remarkable sense of community.

I would like to thank everyone who has stepped up during this crisis and have put the community first. We are witnessing acts of generosity and volunteerism that go above and beyond all expectations. It may be an old cliché but local businesses, non-profit organizations, sporting clubs, and many residents have shown once again that in Saint-Lazare, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. You should all be very proud of yourselves and I know that I am proud to say that I live in such a community.

Speaking a pillar of our community for the past 16 years, I would like to welcome back to The Journal, you have been truly missed during the lock down. I may be a little old school put I feel that newspapers are a comforting part of our lives. Sitting with a coffee and your newspaper in hand and getting my news from print rather than from the internet is akin to holding a book and reading an old classic instead of watching the movie.

Thank you and welcome back

Robert Grimaudo

Mayor and proud resident of Saint Lazare.

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